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A Night of Street Art at The Vault

Turning darkened alleyways, vacant lots, and abandoned factories into more than depressing indicators of economic decline, quality street art brightens and elevates its surroundings. Whether in the form of graffiti, hip-hop, breaking, or experiments à la Banksy, street art rises organically from its urban environment to color and challenge the world around it.

The Eyes of the Skin at Burchfield Penney

A new exhibit at the Burchfield Penney Art Center is about rethinking architecture radically. It has at this objective in a number of ways.

Meet Local Painter Bruce Bitmead

Slick black ice coats the walk on the winding way to Bruce Bitmead’s basement studio. He welcomes me into a single long rectangular room with a low ceiling right off the laundry room of a large brick apartment house anchoring one corner of a Richmond Avenue roundabout. We crack open some Pabst Blue Ribbon tall boys and settle in for a visit.

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